Asian shares mixed as US, China set to resume trade talks

TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly lower on Thursday following a decline on Wall Street, as investors awaited a resumption of trade talks between the U.S. and China.Japan’s Nikkei 225 lost 1.6 per cent to 21,033.76 and the Shanghai Composite index sank 0.9 per cent to 2,994.94. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added nearly 0.7 per cent at 6,176.10. South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.8 per cent to 2,128.10, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.2 per cent to 28,788.73. Shares were mixed in Southeast Asia and fell in Taiwan.Technology and health care companies drove a broad slide in U.S. stocks Wednesday, erasing some of the market’s solid gains from a day earlier. The sell-off put the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track to end the month with a loss and marked the second drop for the benchmark S&P 500 index this week.The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.36 per cent, raising some fears about a possible recession within the coming year.The S&P 500 dropped 0.5 per cent to 2,805.37. The Dow slid 0.1 per cent, to 25,625.59. The Nasdaq composite lost 0.6 per cent to 7,643.38. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks gave up 0.4 per cent to 1,522.23.The Trump administration and Chinese officials are about to hold their eighth round of trade talks in Beijing with several tough issues unresolved, including a timetable for lifting tariffs and a way to enforce any agreement.Many analysts say they expect some limited agreement to be reached in the coming weeks or months. Yet it’s unclear how far any accord would go.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude fell 25 cents to $59.16 a barrel. It fell 0.9 per cent to settle at $59.41 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gave up 22 cents to $67.02 a barrel.CURRENCIES: The dollar slipped to 110.04 yen from 110.51 yen. The euro rose to $1.1258 from $1.1244.___AP Business Writer Alex Vega contributed to this report.Yuri Kageyama is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaOn Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/yurikageyama/?hl=enYuri Kageyama, The Associated Press read more

Security Council members voice grave concern over plight of Afghans

“Council members stressed the need for all States to cooperate with UN agencies and to help create the conditions for humanitarian agencies to operate effectively,” Council President Ambassador Richard Ryan of Ireland told reporters. “They expressed concern about the plight of vulnerable women and children, especially before the onset of winter.”Commending the work of humanitarian staff in Afghanistan, the Council members “noted and joined in the expressions of great regret by the United States and the United Kingdom at the deaths of four Afghan NGO personnel working on UN land mine programmes,” referring to the security guards killed when an office of the Afghan Technical Consultants (ATC) was destroyed last night.Council members called on the Taliban “to desist immediately from threatening the safety and security of aid workers, and to cease immediately the obstruction of aid destined for the Afghan people,” said Ambassador Ryan.The members reiterated the importance of ensuring the safety and security of UN personnel at all times and expressed concern about the deliberate attacks on UN offices in Quetta, Pakistan.The Council members welcomed the cooperation of Iran, Pakistan and other States in the region in working with the UN to respond to the crisis, and called on neighbouring States “to enable essential cross-border deliveries.” In addition, Ambassador Ryan said, the members stressed that the international community must respond to the needs of host countries.Ambassador Ryan’s statement followed a closed-door meeting of the Council, which was briefed on the humanitarian situation in and around Afghanistan by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kenzo Oshima. Also participating were Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Assistant Secretary-General Danilo Turk. read more

Tiny nonscholarship Drake gets crack at No 24 Iowa State

DES MOINES, Iowa — When the Drake Bulldogs walked off the field in Morehead, Kentucky, on Nov. 17, their seniors were sure their football careers were over.A random series of events that began in September and ended two days after that supposed finale has given the Bulldogs one more crack at playing the game they love — on by far the biggest stage they’ve ever seen.Drake, with an undergraduate enrolment of 3,000 and an FCS football program that doesn’t offer scholarships, got the chance of a lifetime when 24th-ranked Iowa State asked the Bulldogs to be the opponent in a makeup game on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. Drake, which played its home finale on Nov. 10 in front of 1,348 people, could see 60,000 in the stands in Ames.“It’s about as much of a dream come true as you could possibly imagine,” Drake senior defensive lineman Nathan Clayberg said. “To have another week tacked onto the season, that’s just so special.”Drake and Iowa State (7-4) have actually played each other 69 times, but the series ended in 1985 as the Bulldogs transitioned into the lower levels of the sport. In fact, Drake hasn’t even played a game against an FBS school since beating South Florida 23-22 in 1997.But fate — and some nasty thunderstorms — brought these old Missouri Valley conference rivals back together.Iowa State played only five minutes of its opener against South Dakota State on Sept. 1 before lightning forced it to cancel the game. Drake, a 30-minute drive south of Ames, called off its opener that night for the same reason.The Cyclones and Bulldogs had initially explored setting up a makeup game for this weekend back in September, but the NCAA denied a waiver that would have let Iowa State count a win over Drake toward its bowl eligibility. FBS programs aren’t allowed to have one of their victories be against a team that doesn’t give out scholarships count for bowl qualifying.Instead, the Cyclones scheduled a game against Incarnate Word of the FCS for Dec. 1 — with the caveat being that that game would be called off if Incarnate Word made the playoffs or Iowa State made the Big 12 title game, also scheduled for Saturday. The Cyclones fell short of the conference championship with a loss at Texas two weeks ago while Incarnate Word reached the FCS post-season.Since Iowa State had already become bowl eligible, it reached back out to the Bulldogs.Drake coach Rick Fox took his captains to gauge the level of interest, and the team’s answer after a players-only meeting was a resounding yes.“They couldn’t contain themselves, they were so excited,” Fox said. “They said, ‘We’re all in.’”Drake has had a nice season, going 7-3 and 6-2 in the Pioneer Football League, generally considered the best of the non-scholarship leagues. Fox said many of his players had opportunities to play for at least some scholarship money at the Division II, FCS or even FBS level before choosing Drake for its academics.The Cyclones finished with their best-ever record in the Big 12 (6-3), and the closest thing to an FBS team that Drake saw all season, FCS power Montana, beat the Bulldogs 48-16.According to Clayberg, getting to spend one more Saturday with his teammates is well worth it — even if the Bulldogs get thrashed.“People aren’t stupid. They’re a top (25) team in the FBS,” said Clayberg. “But we’re Division I football players, too. It’s not like we’re just a bunch of nerds running out there.”Luke Meredith, The Associated Press read more

Gold medalist Doris touches down

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGold medalist Troy Doris to Visit GuyanaMay 19, 2018In “Sports”Gold medalist Doris says ‘doing well for the country is always important’April 25, 2018In “latest news”President Congratulates Troy Doris on ‘golden achievement’April 14, 2018In “Sports” Guyana’s 2018 Commonwealth Gold medalist, Troy Doris on Monday evening made his much-anticipated visit to Guyana. Doris was invited by the National Sports Commission to visit the country during Guyana’s 52nd Independence anniversary celebrations.Commonwealth Gold medalist, Troy Doris speaking with the Department Public Infomration ( Kareem Peters image)Born in Chicago to Guyanese parent Doris placed eighth at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the triple jump before deciding to compete for Guyana. Doris was Guyana’s flag bearer at the 2016 Summer Olympics closing ceremony. Having won the Commonwealth gold medal in the triple jump, Doris has moved from ninth position all the way to the top.The elated Doris told media operatives that transitioning from a representative of the United States to one for Guyana has created many opportunities and opened doors for not only him but Guyana.“The announcers in the United Kingdom are now saying ‘Guyana’ and it’s putting a lot of honour on Guyana. It feels great to know that the entire country is celebrating. It was something that I didn’t plan for but it means a lot to have something significant like this to happen because it’s setting the tone for the future,” the gold medalist noted.Doris noted that his success is due to dedication and hard work. He trains as much as six days a week and though it is time-consuming and costly, he is enjoying the rewards.Director of Sports Christopher Jones said this accomplishment is a major boost for the local Sports sector. He lauded Doris Troy for his outstanding performance and reaffirmed the government’s commitment towards supporting local athletes.“Troy[‘s] achievement has placed Guyana on the world map and is a testimony to what can be achieved by our athletes with hard work and dedication. As a government we understand our responsibility to our athletes and Troy’s presence is to reiterate to particularly our athletes that even though resources are scarce the government still intends to contribute towards their development,” Jones underscored.Director of Sports, Christopher Jones and Commonwealth Gold medalist, Troy Doris ( Kareem Peters image)The Sports Director encouraged local athletes to strive to achieve similar accomplishments and more.Doris will be a special guest at the National Sports Commission’s sports award and dinner on May 22. He is also scheduled to make several courtesy calls. read more

Green thumbs up for University of Queensland mine rehabilitation technology

first_imgUniversity of Queensland (UQ) start-up venture MetalloTek will progress greenhouse and field trials of a new technology that promotes vegetation growth at mine sites contaminated by heavy metals, thanks to financial support from Xstrata Technology. The technology, developed as an outcome of a multi disciplinary research program at UQ, has the potential to be a low cost and effective tool for helping to rehabilitate metal-contaminated mine sites. MetalloTek has been established to manage further development and commercialisation of the technology in partnership with industry stakeholders.MetalloTek’s lead researcher, Dr Laurence Rossato from the Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation (CMLR) within UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), said the technology was developed in response to a major challenge for rehabilitating contaminated land where mine wastes would not support plant growth. “Rehabilitation is a vital part of environmental sustainability associated with mining. Our innovative approach has the potential to promote sustainable plant growth on soils contaminated with soluble toxic metals,” said Rossato. “We add metal-binding polymer particles to the contaminated soil where they bind to toxic metal ions, reducing their concentrations and thereby allowing vegetation growth. MetalloTek’s particles also act as a temporary water reservoir and deliver water to plants, which is particularly useful in arid environments. With increased vegetation cover, soil erosion, metal contamination and leakage into the surrounding environment are mitigated.”In 2010, a preliminary glass house trial demonstrated the effectiveness of the MetalloTek technology on waste rock from a heavily contaminated mine site. The Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) supplied contaminated mine site soil for the glasshouse trial. Results included plant germination, healthy shoot growth and root development on the mine waste on which no vegetation had been grown for the 30 years.Xstrata Technology CEO, Joe Pease, said the research showed the potential to deliver smart and sustainable ways of dealing with metal contamination in soils ­ a critical concern for mining companies committed to sustainable rehabilitation.”Typically rehabilitation processes involve capping mine waste with scarce topsoil, or trying to establish vegetation on waste which may contain soluble metals which hinder plant regeneration or may leach into the groundwater,” Pease said. “While the MetalloTek technology is still in its infancy, it is hoped that the metal binding attributes will “tie up” the soluble metals and allow plants to become established on rehabilitation sites, eventually forming stable ecosystems.”UniQuest Managing Director, David Henderson, said the financial support from Xstrata Technology reflected confidence in the capacity of university research to help major economic sectors like mining address sustainability issues. “The University of Queensland boasts some of Australia’s leading environmental experts working in multi-disciplinary teams to resolve problems that industries all over the world are facing. Through start-up ventures like MetalloTek, and with commercial support, we can accelerate the transfer and sharing of ideas,” Henderson said. The financial input from Xstrata Technology will help fund MetalloTek’s plans for a long-term glasshouse pot trial and further testing to ready the technology for a pilot field trial at a mine site.last_img read more

Maptek Eureka tried and tested by Havilah Resources

first_imgMaptek Eureka is a unique exploration software system. A rugged tablet interface was field tested by Havilah Resources geologists in South Australia’s outback. Whether exploring for coal, other minerals or collecting data for environmental studies, field geologists usually work in a remote location in difficult, and sometimes hazardous conditions. This Eureka Field system which streamlines data gathering and ticks all the boxes as the latest field assistant, with the following features:Rugged tablet PC withstands dust, extreme temperatures, water and even being droppedAll day battery lifeInteractive editor for drillhole and sample loggingOperated by a stylus, drillhole data is entered via dropdown lists, handwriting recognition or virtual keyboardInteractive 2D map displays drillhole locations and collar RLData sharing via 3G or wifi connection for automatic synchronisation of logged data with the Eureka desktop application.Havilah Resources explores for gold and other metals in South Australia’s Curnamona Province, which covers about 6,000 km2 west of Broken Hill. Its geologists found Eureka Field quick and easy for entering and uploading data. Their feedback has resulted in several enhancements.Entering long sequences of numbers, such as metre interval core logs, is now easier with automatic population of the next sequence. Comments and other information can be saved and re-used to annotate field observations.“The system is so simple to use and extremeIy versatile,” said Havilah geologist, Fergus Kiley. “I can see huge potential when interfaced with some of our other applications such as the portable Niton XRF field analyser and the drillhole survey camera through the existing USB port.”“When we do have a network connection, uploading everything to the Eureka exploration project database along with the field drilling data makes our jobs much easier. Reducing the need for work back at the camp after a long day in the field is a bonus.”The large font and screen layout improves readability and usability in bright sunlight and dusty conditions.Eureka Field is a lightweight, rugged and integrated mobile data system which can replace pen and paper, camera, calculator and GPS. Making exploration data available in real time for review, modelling and analysis in the Eureka desktop application helps bring immediacy to projects.last_img read more

BjerringbroSilkeborg is ready to take on Sporting CP

bjerringbro-silkeborgSporting CP Bjerringbro-Silkeborg and their top scorer Johan Hansen are ready to meet Sporting CP on Saturday the 29th of September.It was a historic moment when Johan Hansen from Bjerringbro-Silkeborg made a new high-scoring record for the Danish side in Champions League after the first round, where Bjerringbro-Silkeborg met Chekhovskie Medvedi from Russia. The game ended 39-28, and Johan Hansen netted 14 times and was the top scorer of the competition after the first round.After the second round Johan Hansen is still the top scorer of the competition, but he is sharing this title with four other players before the third round.“The first game was crazy, and I have never tried to score this many goals in one game before,” says Johan Hansen.“It is not often that you score 14 goals in a game, and you never know if it is the last time,” he says.He hopes that he and his team can return to Denmark with two points, but he considers Sporting CP as one of the favourites in Group C.The game throws off in Lissabon at 19.30 pm on Saturday evening.Source/PHOTO:  Bjerringbro Silkeborg PRESS ← Previous Story LNH: TOP 5 goals of Round 4 Next Story → Mackovsek before Veszprem-Vardar clash: I expect our win read more

Video blog A brief history – Christmas cheer and commercialisation

first_imgLIGHTS ARE ON trees, temperatures have dropped, and the shops are trying to entice us with sparkly window displays – that could only mean one thing: it’s nearly Christmas… but what is the true meaning of the holiday, again?Katie Varvos gives a brief history of the big day, and asks whether if it’s now an event cherished for monetary rather than spiritual reasons.Uploaded Katie VarvosKatie Varvos is a Canadian-born, Dublin-based vlogger who created the ‘The Unemployed Graduate’- a show about current news and issues. She is a recent graduate, with a BA in Journalism and MPhil in International Relations from Trinity.Each week she discusses a range of topics, asks for your opinions and gives away some pretty awesome prizes. Check out The Unemployed Graduate’s YouTube channeland Facebook page.Read: 13 signs that Christmas has begun in IrelandPoll: Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?We’re interested in your ideas and opinions – do you have a story you would like to see featured in Opinion & Insight? Email opinions@thejournal.ielast_img read more

Android Users Check Your Facebook Data Archive for Call Text Logs

first_imgStay on target Podcasts Are TV Shows Now With ‘Limetown’ Trailer7 Icebreakers for Facebook’s New Dating Service Downloaded my facebook data as a ZIP fileSomehow it has my entire call history with my partner’s mum pic.twitter.com/CIRUguf4vD— Dylan McKay (@dylanmckaynz) March 21, 2018And the university student/software developer is not alone.IT University of Copenhagen associate professor and Android owner Natalie Schluter reported similar findings. I downloaded my data and FB has a record of ALL contacts/calls/texts ON ANY MEDIUM from my phone 2015-2016. NB. I’ve never imported any contacts to FB. No FB app on my phone. I do have Messenger (but the upload contacts option is and always has been DESELECTED). https://t.co/hUKDG7pr7F— Natalie Schluter (@natschluter) March 25, 2018When probed last week by Ars Technica, a Facebook spokesperson explained that “it’s a widely used practice to begin [new social media accounts] by uploading your phone contacts.”The optional feature explicitly requests permission, the company said, and users can delete contact data from their profiles at any time.More distressingly, though, Facebook’s mobile Android apps have long been siphoning call and SMS logs—whether users give permission or not.As reported by Ars Tech, folks who installed the social network on an older operating system (specifically before Android 4.1 Jelly Bean) and granted permission to read contacts also unknowingly authorized access to call and message records.The permission structure was changed in version 16 of the Android API, the news site said, but Android apps—like Facebook—could bypass the update if they were written to earlier versions of the API.Breathe easy, iOS owners: Apple has never allowed silent access to call data.Facebook, meanwhile, denies reports that it has been logging data without permission.“While we receive certain permissions from Android, uploading this information has always been opt-in only,” the company wrote in a Sunday blog post.As anyone who’s ever logged into Messenger knows, the mobile app gives the option to continuously upload contacts, as well as call and text history: Tap “turn on” to immediately enable, or “learn more” then “not now.”The function is easy enough to turn off, blocking the site from collecting new information. But it remains unclear whether revoking access also purges previously saved metadata.(Two days after Ars Tech’s Sean Gallagher requested to delete all contact data, the names and numbers were still listed.)Sean Gallagher found two years of call data in his Facebook archive (via Sean Gallagher/Ars Technica)Facebook’s “fact check” memo, published a day after Ars Technica called out the social network, contradicts the experiences of a number of users who shared their data with Ars.McKay, for example, installed Messenger on Android in 2015, allowing only required permissions. Despite removing and reinstating the program “several times” over the years, he claims he never explicitly gave the approval to read SMS records or call history.And Gallagher, who used Facebook on a Nexus tablet and Blackphone 2 but never an Android device, maintains “there was never an explicit message requesting access to phone calls and SMS data.”“Yet there is call data from the end of 2015 until late 2016, when I reinstalled the operating system on the Blackphone 2 and wiped all applications,” he wrote over the weekend.According to Facebook, the company draws the line at collecting content of calls and texts.“Your information is securely stored, and we do not sell this information to third parties,” the blog post said. “You are always in control of the information you share with Facebook.”center_img The long arm of Facebook extends further than previously thought.In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, social media users are discovering distressing data hidden in the annals of Facebook.Scanning an archive of his activity (easily downloaded from the network), New Zealand-based Dylan McKay found two years’ worth of Android phone call metadata—including names, numbers, and duration. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Contract signing for WWE Championship set for this Tuesdays Smackdown Live

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Facebook Daniel Bryan Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestleMania Could Be Biggest EverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins WWE announced on their website there will be an official contract signing for the WWE Championship Match at WrestleMania 35 with Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston on this Tuesday night’s episode of Smackdown Live.Wrestleview will have live coverage of Smackdown beginning Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 Central.Kofi took to Twitter to comment on this Tuesday night’s contract signing and his upcoming match for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35 next Sunday, April 7 taking place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.You can check out Kofi’s post below:One week from today, I will be on the cusp of achieving my childhood dream, wrestling for the WWE title…(crazy to say that)Since a certain someone has made it impossible to trust him at his word, I’m gonna need to see something in writing. No more games.— KOFI (@TrueKofi) March 31, 2019 WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Roman Reigns John Oliver Takes On The WWE Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Pinterest Big changes reportedly made to WWE RAW and Smackdown Live writing teamslast_img read more

36 believe wearables can enhance productivity in the workplace

first_imgMore than one-third (36%) of employee respondents cite increased productivity as a benefit of using wearable technology in the workplace, according to research by office search engine organisation Office Genie.Its survey of 1,000 UK employees also found that 42% of respondents believe that stress monitoring is an appropriate use for wearable technology in the workplace.The research also found:41% of respondents feel that supporting employees’ physical health would be an appropriate use for workplace wearables, 30% believe wearable technology should be used to boost productivity, and 20% think that monitoring mental health is an appropriate way of employing workplace wearables.43% of respondents cite employee wellness as a benefit of using wearable technology in the workplace, and 41% cite health benefits.More than half (51%) of respondents believe that wearable technology is beneficial in the workplace, compared to 69% of respondents aged 18-24 years old, and 61% of respodnents aged 65 years old and over.One-third (33%) of respondents would prefer to use employer-provided wearable technology for professional use only, and 21% would use it for both professional and personal purposes.49% of respondents are worried about the negative effect wearable technology could have on employees’ stress levels, 58% are concerned that their employer could look at data recorded by the devices outside of the workplace, and 67% worry that the use of wearable technology in the workplace could result in a big brother-style surveillance culture.Peter Ames (pictured), head of strategy at Office Genie, said: “If employers are planning to introduce workplace wearables, these concerns have to be considered. First and foremost, employees need to be be clear as to the legitimate reasons behind their introduction.“Creating a document informing staff of the data sets that will be employer-accessible can help reduce fears of snooping bosses. These concerns aside, workplace wearables have been linked to improved productivity and job satisfaction, as well as health benefits. So it definitely isn’t worth writing them off, particularly with the majority of employees in favour of them.”last_img read more

Bangladesh Government offers discount to lure foreign tourists

first_imgAs part of the broader effort to make the Tourism Year 2016 a success, the Bangladesh government alongside the private sector has come up with exclusive offers for foreign tourists. The offers include discounts in air tickets and hotel rents to attract one million foreign tourists during and after the tourism year.The Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) and Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) made the announcement where BPC Chairman Aparup Chowdhury and BTB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Akhtaruz Zaman Khan Kabir briefed on various offers and special facilities to be offered by airlines and hotels for tourists during Visit Bangladesh 2016 programme.The BTB CEO also said they have a plan to launch media campaign through airing TV commercials on Visit Bangladesh on BBC and CNN. “We are going to telecast out television commercial to BBC and CNN soon to make the foreign tourists know about our tourism products,” he said.Khan said they will host the Buddhist Tourism Circuit Conference in the city to be held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in October. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the conference, he said adding that there would be a workshop in September before the conference.According to the State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, a taskforce comprising three ministries will be formed to provide smooth on-arrival visa services to foreigners. He also said the government will eventually move towards e-passport system.“A taskforce will be formed in coordination with the foreign, home and tourism ministries to ease on-arrival visas for foreigners at Bangladesh’s international airports,” Kamal said.last_img read more

In this May 16 2018 file photo Michael Moore att

first_img In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Michael Moore attends the Turner Networks 2018 Upfront in New York. World tensions are being tackled at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday. Titles including Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” and “American Dharma” by Errol Morris look at politics, while the opioid crisis is explored in dramas including Peter Hedges’ “Ben is Back” and Felix van Groeningen’s “Beautiful Boy.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Movies that reflect the world: Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey’s TIFF picks by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 5, 2018 6:00 am PDT Last Updated Sep 5, 2018 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img TORONTO – World tensions are being tackled at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday.Titles including Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” and “American Dharma” by Errol Morris look at politics, while the opioid crisis is explored in dramas including Peter Hedges’ “Ben is Back” and Felix van Groeningen’s “Beautiful Boy.”Meanwhile, unconventional heroines are on offer in titles including Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut “A Star is Born,” Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer,” and “Out of the Blue” by Carol Morley.“There are some comedies as well, but on the whole it’s a pretty disruptive moment, a pretty uncertain moment,” says Piers Handling, director and CEO of TIFF.“It’s a festival that reflects the world that’s going on right now.”Here are some top TIFF 2018 picks from Handling and Cameron Bailey, the festival’s artistic director and soon-to-be co-head.Handling:— The Korean mystery “Burning” by Lee Chang-dong, about a young man, his love interest and an interloper: “I felt it was maybe the best film that he has done as an artist. Love that film.”— Oscar-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski’s Polish romantic drama “Cold War,” featuring two musical performers in post-war Eastern Europe: “I thought that was him at the height of his powers as a filmmaker.”— Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Japanese social critique/family portrait “Shoplifters,” which won the Palme d’Or in Cannes: “A superb piece of work.”— Damien Chazelle’s moon-landing drama “First Man,” starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong: “A very achieved, accomplished film.”— Cooper’s “A Star is Born,” starring himself and Lady Gaga as touring musicians: “Achieves a very, very high level as an actor stepping behind the camera. He’s really pulled that off in his wonderful way.”— “Good Girls” by Alejandra Marquez Abella, about the impact of Mexico’s 1982 economic crisis on a wealthy couple: “I thought it was wonderfully achieved.”— Benjamin Naishtat’s “Rojo,” about the victims of the Argentina’s “dirty war” in the 1970s: “A film full of surprises narratively, it just kept me on the edge of my seat.”Some of Handling’s other recommendations include “Boy Erased,” “Beautiful Boy,” “Destroyer,” and “Out of Blue.”Bailey:— Alfonso Cuaron’s semi-autobiographical “Roma,” about a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City: “I was surprised that the man who made ‘Gravity,’ this big-budget fantasy spectacle set in outer space, would turn and go back to Mexico and made a very personal, intimate film.”— Steve McQueen’s star-packed heist thriller “Widows”: “I was equally surprised that Steve McQueen, who won the Academy Award for ’12 Years a Slave,’ this really wrenching drama about one of the founding wounds in Western history, would turn around and make a heist movie for Fox called ‘Widows.’”— Bailey said he was also surprised that master French filmmaker Claire Denis would helm a sci-fi movie called “High Life” with Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche: “These filmmakers who we think we know and we know them for doing one thing, they’re pivoting and doing something new, testing their skills in another area, and that’s been a real pleasure to watch.”last_img read more

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